Missile Defense News

September 14, 2017 | Missile Defense News

MDA Extends Colsa’s Missile Defense Research Center Support Contract

ExecutiveBiz: Colsa has received a $41.1 million contract modification to continue design and operation support work at a research facility that provides simulation services to the Missile Defense Agency. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification extends by one year the ordering period under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Advanced Research Center support services… read more

September 13, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Resumes Work at Nuclear Test Site, Analysts Say

MSN: SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has resumed work at its underground nuclear testing site, defense analysts said, as the country vowed to keep expanding its nuclear arsenal despite the latest United Nations sanctions. The defense analysts also said the North’s Sept. 3 nuclear test, which Pyongyang said was of a hydrogen bomb, may have… read more

September 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

General Atomics Gets $30.3M Contract for Role in Missile Defense

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded General Atomics a sole-source, $30.3 million contract for unmanned aircraft used in tests of a missile defense system. The Pentagon announced the award on Sept. 12. Under the deal, GA will provide a company owned and operated MQ-9 Reaper aircraft, configured to Missile Defense Agency requirements. According to… read more

September 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Ingalls Launches Guided Missile Destroyer DDG 51

Marine Link: The new Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) was launched by Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Friday, September 8, in Pascagoula, Miss. “A quality launch is a critical milestone in a ship’s life,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Our world-class shipbuilders have once… read more

September 13, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Draper Lab wins MDA missile guidance contract

C4ISRNET: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory has been awarded a $36.9 million Missile Defense Agency contract for missile guidance. Under the contract, Draper will provide “technical and analytical support for Missile Defense Agency related to evaluation, maturation, integration, test and demonstration of leading edge guidance, navigation and control technologies,” according to the Department of Defense… read more

September 12, 2017 | Other News | Uncategorized

After U.S. Compromise, Security Council Strengthens North Korea Sanctions

The New York Times: UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council on Monday ratcheted up sanctions yet again against North Korea, but they fell significantly short of the far-reaching penalties that the Trump administration had demanded just days ago. While the sanctions were described in Washington and other capitals as the most extensive yet,… read more

September 12, 2017 | Threat News

Turkey signs deal to get Russian S-400 air defense missiles

BBC News: Turkey has signed a controversial deal with Russia to arm its forces with Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara had already paid the deposit on the deal, estimated to be worth $2.5bn (£1.9bn). Turkey has the second-largest army in Nato. Alliance members are urged to buy compatible weapons systems.… read more

September 12, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Warns of Missile Plan Ahead of UN Sanctions Vote

The Huffington Post: North Korea says it will launch a missile as part of self-defensive measures if harsh sanctions are agreed at a United Nations Council meeting in New York Monday. As a result, the question of whether the approval of the UN resolution and North Korean missile launch will take place one after another… read more

September 12, 2017 | Other News

National defense bill clears hurdle, setting stage for final vote possibly this week

CNBC: The Senate took up the National Defense Authorization Act on Monday evening, passing a motion that lets the legislation proceed and consideration of several controversial amendments. However, Kentucky Republican Rand Paul was one of those who opposed the motion and Monday threatened to slow passage of the NDAA and amendments. One of the amendments… read more

September 12, 2017 | Other News

SAIC to Help MDA Update Analysis Tech for Ballistic Missile Defense System Modeling

ExecutiveBiz: Science Applications International Corp. has secured a $34.6 million contract to help the Missile Defense Agency further develop an analysis technology to support modeling of the Ballistic Missile Defense System‘s expected performance. The Defense Department said Monday SAIC will support analysis efforts by the MDA director for engineering’s quick reaction team and the agency’s… read more

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